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Hunting and Fishing New Zealand

New Zealand Luxury Escapes specialises in exclusive New Zealand guided hunts and fishing expeditions throughout the country. Whether you have one day or 1-3 weeks, we will craft your ideal hunting or fishing trip.

Read on for information about hunting and fishing in New Zealand.

New Zealand Hunting

Trophy Hunting with expert guides
Hunting Queenstown New Zealand guided hunts

New Zealand is a very popular destination for the hunting enthusiast. In addition, New Zealand boasts some of the finest trophy hunting in the world.

Hunting Season in New Zealand

The big game hunting season in New Zealand starts in February and finishes in August.

Arriving in New Zealand and bringing firearms

There are daily direct flights that leave Los Angeles and San Francisco for Auckland, which is your point of entry to New Zealand. Auckland is also the port where you will clear customs. It is recommended that you arrive 1-2 days prior to your first hunt commencing. That way, you can adjust to our climate and get over any jet lag you may have. 

New Zealand is a “hunter friendly” destination. It is very easy to bring a conventional sporting firearm into the country; to apply online, please click here. It should take no longer than 5-10 minutes to clear your guns on arriving at Auckland International Airport.

Big Game Hunting Species in New Zealand

There are 12 species of big game available to the hunter in New Zealand. These include Red Deer, Fallow Deer, Whitetail Deer, Sambar Deer, Rusa Deer, Sika Deer, Wapiti (Elk), Austrian Chamois, Himalayan Tahr, South Pacific Goat, Wild Pig, and Wild Bulls. All provide good trophies and many have exceeded the trophy potential of their country of origin.

Water-Foul Hunting in New Zealand

There are 6 water-foul species: Mallard, Paradise, Grey and Shoveler Duck, Black Swan and Greater Canadian Goose.

Hunting Method in New Zealand

Typically, visitors book guided hunts on private land. Hunting on private blocks is a fair chase and offers the excitement of tracking and the thrill of the hunt.

Hunting Itineraries New Zealand

Start by looking at our two sample hunting itineraries:

These are designed to give you information about the hunting experiences and lodges on offer in New Zealand. From there, New Zealand Luxury Escapes will tailor the ideal hunting package for you.

For more information and FAQs, click here.

Fishing in New Zealand

Exclusive guided fishing experiences in remote locations
Fiordland Fishing New Zealand

New Zealand is a spectacular and popular fishing destination. With crystal-clear wilderness rivers and tranquil lakes, New Zealand offers some of the world’s best fishing.

Fishing Seasons in New Zealand

There is great trout fishing year round in New Zealand’s outstanding rivers and lakes. Summer river fly fishing in October-May is available throughout the country and advance reservations for guides is an absolute requirement. In winter, you’ll find the world’s best fresh water rainbow trout runs in the central North Island. Boat and deep-sea fishing is enjoyed year round.

Fishing Itineraries New Zealand

Our 14 Day New Zealand Fishing Experience Itinerary is designed to give you information about the fishing experiences and lodges on offer in New Zealand. After that, New Zealand Luxury Escapes will tailor the ideal fishing package for you.

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